- July 10 -

Pina Colada Day

Pina coladas originated in San Juan, Puerto Rico and the term, 'pina colada' means 'strained pineapple' in Spanish, a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice used in the drink's preparation. A traditional recipe calls for pineapple juice, light rum, and coconut cream...

Pina Colada Day

Pina coladas originated in San Juan, Puerto Rico and the term, 'pina colada' means 'strained pineapple' in Spanish, a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice used in the drink's preparation.
A traditional recipe calls for pineapple juice, light rum, and coconut cream poured over crushed ice. However, these days most pina coladas are blended rather than shaken and strained.

Origin
Three bartenders in the island capitol of San Juan each lay claim to the creation of the cocktail: first, there’s Ramón ‘Monchito’ Marrero Pérez, who says he first mixed up the concoction in 1952 at the Caribe Hilton Hotel, adding a new product – cream of coconut – to the shaken pineapple and rum drinks that were then popular at the hotel bar. However, his coworker Ricardo Garcia says he invented the cocktail. And Barrachina – a restaurant on old San Juan’s Fortaleza Street – also claims to have been the first to serve the drink on its cocktail menu in 1963, thanks to creative bartender Ramón Portas Mingot.
Local lore aside, there’s one thing everyone can agree on. The cocktail – using ingredients native to Puerto Rico, as well as rum, a spirit that’s been distilled on the island since the 1600s – is a refreshing, bright drink perfect for sipping on during summer’s hottest days and sticky nights.
Pina Colada Day is celebrated on the islands on 10 July.

Here is a traditional pina colada recipe courtesy of Malibu Rum.

2 parts (100 ml) Malibu
1 part (50 ml) coconut cream
1 part (50 ml) pineapple juice
Fresh pineapple wedges

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add Malibu and coconut cream. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Top off with pineapple juice. Garnish with fresh pineapple.
Source:
http://www.nightclub.com/blog/seasonal-cocktails/holiday/break-out-the-rum-and-celebrate-national-pi-a-colada-day
http://nbclatino.com/2013/07/10/celebrate-natl-pina-colada-day/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi%C3%B1a_colada

Categories:

More holidays on this day:

Don't Step on a Bee Day
Clerihew Day
Nikola Tesla's Birthday

You may also like...

Interesting events from Food category.

Chocolate Cake Day

Chocolate Cake Day is a a chocolate lovers delight, and a day to eat cake. Why this a day to 'bake your chocolate cake....and eat it, too!' On this day, a white or yellow cake will not do. Nor, will part chocolate, part white suffice. It must be chocolate, all chocolate. You can make milk...

Rocky Road Day

Rocky road ice cream is a delicious dessert with an interesting culinary history. In 1929 after the stock market crash, a man named William Dreyer (the founder of Dreyer Ice Cream) calmed his Black Thursday nerves by creating the original rocky road. He mixed chunky almonds, mini marshmallows, and...

Salami Day

Salami is cured sausage that has been fermented and air-dried. Countries like Italy, France, Hungary, Germany, and Spain each produce their own style of salami. The varieties differ in the coarseness or fineness of the chopped meat as well as the size and style of the casing. Although the...

World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organisations concerned with food security, including the World Food...

Bitter-sweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Bittersweet chocolate is a sweetened form of dark chocolate taht does not contain milk in either liquid or dry form. Bittersweet chocolate is essentially a mixture of chocolate liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, and sometimes vanilla. Recent studies have revealed certain health benefits from the...

Bouillabaisse Day

National Bouillabaisse Day celebrates this Mediterranean dish which is a kind of seafood stew/soup. It originated in Marseilles, France the French and Mediterranean people have been eating it since 600 B.C. The fishermen would make it when they pulled into port. Ideally it should be made with a few...

Download KeepIn Calendar

Enjoy the interesting stories even on your phone or tablet